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fotd: moondust

September 30, 2015

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You already know I’m very partial to duochrome eyeshadows, but I was downright blown away by Urban Decay’s Moondust Eyeshadow in Solstice. I bought it because it was more glittery than the other duochromes I already owned, but really wasn’t expecting to be quite so “wowed”.

It. Is. Gorgeous.

Calling it a duochrome is kind of an understatement, because I can pick out at least 4 different shades it magically shifts between: brick red, magenta, teal and green.

In these photos, I wore it just on the centre of my lid to enhance another favourite duochrome of mine – Ardency Inn Modster Eyeshadow in Peacock – but I think it might have stolen the show entirely. Clearly I’ll have to do a look with just Solstice next…and possibly pick up a couple more Moondust shades too. I’m eyeing up Scorpio and Ether too!

Update: After swatching all the Moondust colours again in store, I ended up buying Cosmic, Zodiac and Glitter Rock instead.

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  • Reply
    October 1, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Hey you! I recently picked up some Moondust shadows but they are FALL OUT CITY. Do you use fingers to apply? I’m thinking I need to use a flat packing brush and Fix+ AND apply before my foundation. Sparkly pores are gross.

    • Reply
      October 2, 2015 at 4:41 am

      They really can be a glittery mess! I used my fingers after failing miserably with a brush…

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      Sara Griffith
      August 3, 2016 at 2:06 am

      Hi! I LOVE Solstice. The best luck I have had applying it to avoid fallout is to use UD primer potion, followed by blending NYX’s jumbo eye pencil in Milk over my lid ( The pencil is creamy and sticky, which helps the pigment stick and not go anywhere. Plus, the white really helps it pop. I also put a dusting of loose powder on my cheeks and under eye area before applying Solstice (I pat it on) and brush it away after I am done. Any fall out from application lands on the powder and is swept away.

      • Sara Griffith
        August 3, 2016 at 2:07 am

        Emily, do you have a list of products used for this look? That crease color! That lip color!

      • Emily
        August 3, 2016 at 10:14 am

        Hi Sara, I’m not sure what lipstick I’m wearing here but the only eyeshadows I have on are UD Solstice and AI Peacock. It’s mentioned and linked in the last paragraph of the blog. Hope that helps!

      • Sara Griffith
        August 12, 2016 at 12:43 am

        Hi Emily, very helpful! I can’t believe that effect is achieved only with 2 shadows! Thanks for responding 🙂

      • Emily
        August 14, 2016 at 12:39 pm

        Tis the magic of duochromes! You can actually get a very similar effect with JUST the duochrome shade, but I like a bit more of a defined and matte-ish crease.

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    September 30, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I love duochromes, they really add a special touch to the makeup. Stunning color! I love that brick red color it throws.

    • Reply
      October 2, 2015 at 4:40 am

      You really can’t beat a good duochrome when it comes to special touches! Have you tried the Moondust ones?

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